The Best ACTUAL Low-Light Plants for Dark Rooms

Lots of sites online will give you a whole list of supposedly "low light" houseplants that'll work in windowless rooms, but are they TRULY low light?

Chances are, they're not!

I'll share nine ACTUAL low-light plants that'll do well in those dark corners!


Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

Pothos is one of the most popular houseplants out there thanks to its unfussy nature. It doesn’t just not care much about light levels, but it’s also beginner-proof and very easy to keep alive.


Dragon tree (Dracaena sp.)

The nice thing about this plant is that there are a good few varieties to choose from. Just avoid the lighter-leaved cultivars (like Dracaena marginata ‘Tricolor’, which needs a bit more light) and you’re golden.


Sansevieria (Dracaena sp.)

As long as you plant yours in a gritty medium and let its soil dry out fully before watering again, there really isn’t much you can do wrong with these unfussy succulents.


ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

Like Sansevieria, the ZZ plant is sturdy and doesn’t mind drought or having to make do with less light. I also personally just love its fabulous looks! 


Cast iron plant (Aspidistra eliator)

It’s not called that for nothing. Like cast iron, Aspidistra eliator is known to be almost indestructible! That’s probably why it has been around in our homes since all the way back in the Victorian era.

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